Beef marrow bones are cut from the femur, shank, or tibia of a steer in such a way that it is easy to access the delicious, fatty marrow. Bone marrow has a rich, creamy, and nutty flavor alongside a subtle umami beefy taste. The texture of Bone Marrow is often compared to that of thick beefy butter, earning it the moniker of beef butter or butcher's butter. Bone marrow has a fresh, sweet aroma when raw that deepens considerably when roasted.
Bone marrow is most commonly eaten roasted with salt, pepper, and good quality bread although it is sometimes eaten raw by people on a paleo or carnivore diet. Raw bone marrow has a clean fatty taste with a hint of meatiness.